Unity in Diversity, eh?


I am not very good at history. Suddenly one day, this is what struck me: The genesis of the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857 lay, not in love and affection for the fellow Indian brethren, but which animal’s fat the cartridges be made of, which were to be used for killing, maiming, threatening, exploiting and […]

Nazism?


“When he once had captured a fortress inhabited by a tribe of Jews, his judgment was, “The men shall be put to death, the women and children sold into slavery, and the spoil divided amongst the army.” Then, trenches were dug, some seven hundred men were marched out, forced to seat themselves in rows along […]

Blog updates


As few readers might notice, I have completely changed the template of this blog. I guess, I was quite obsessed with two sidebar-layout. It was making the blog look too cluttered, and a few readers had also complained of the sidebars’ content being distractive. So finally, I have overcome that obsession. This theme & layout […]

Corrosion


I was born here over 20 years ago. Unlike you, I don’t mind if you step on my toes, for that’s what I’ve inferred the purpose of my life on a railway platform to be. Despite having my feet literally firmly grounded, I’ve seen more humans, their humanity & its complements – indifference, deceit & […]

Hypothesis of God’s Existence is Inadmissible if God Behaves Randomly


Many people with who I interact online know know me to be atheist, but ironically, I have said very little about the basis of that atheism here. Atheism (lack of belief that God exists) depends on definition of (attributes assigned to) God. Deism & ‘Randomly behaving God’ are not falsifiable. But one of the prerequisites […]

Narendra Modi is Not Superman. Please!


He is at best an administrator significantly better than his peers. He may have shown promise, but let us not burden him with Superman(‘s)hood as that will only raise our expectations to such levels that they will be impossible for anyone to fulfill. What afflicts Modi is that he is not looked at as a […]

S.I.T. Back and Enjoy Pop-Corny NewsXXX


Indian English media gives new expansion to the acronym – S.I.T.: Sunday Inquisition and Torture Click, S.I.T. back and enjoy the Indian Mass Media in its naked glory – where fact and fiction blend seamlessly, as if made for each other, for the benefit of the voyeuristic viewer. “The purveyors of untruth failed even to […]